Friday, December 4, 2009
History of the Birkin,
It is named after British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin, a longtime resident of France. Refer to it’s origin, there is a little story: one day of 1984, while the famous celebity Jane Birkin seated next to Hermes CEO Jean-Louis Dumas on a Paris to London flight, she opened her Hermes-made datebook and a flurry of loose notes fell to the floor. Dumas surprised with that. He took her datebook and returned it a few weeks later with a pocket sewn into the back (which has since become standard). Birkin went on to discuss with Dumas her difficulty in finding a leather weekend bag and at his prompting, described her ideal. Shortly thereafter, the bag she described arrived at her flat with a note from Dumas. That was creation of the Birkin.